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Dr. Diana W. Bianchi is the Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). She received her M.D. from Stanford and her postgraduate training in Pediatrics, Medical Genetics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Harvard. Dr. Bianchi’s research focuses on noninvasive prenatal screening and development of novel fetal therapies for genetic disorders. She has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and is one of four authors of Fetology: Diagnosis and Management of the Fetal Patient, which won the Association of American Publishers award for best textbook in clinical medicine in 2000. She is Editor-in-Chief of the International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis’ (ISPD) official journal, Prenatal Diagnosis. She has held multiple leadership positions, including President of the ISPD and the Perinatal Research Society, council membership in the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) and the American Pediatric Society. Dr. Bianchi received the Neonatal Landmark Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Maureen Andrew Award for Mentorship from the SPR, the Colonel Harland Sanders Award for lifetime achievement in Medical Genetics, and the Pioneer Award from ISPD. In 2013 she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. She has an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam.